How TV Killed Hollywood's Golden Age

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How TV Killed Hollywood's Golden Age

Since studios were so profitable (in part due to their iron grip on movie distribution), they could afford to gamble on creative writing and art direction. And their careful management of actors' personal and professional lives meant they had plenty of beloved movie stars. But as the good years wore on,
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Community Calendar: Jan. 3, 2018

… 1-15 of “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte and discussing them. Info. thebigbookproject.wordpress.com. Library Apps Show and Tell, 10 a.m., Bourbonnais Public Library, learn how to take advantage of all the apps, including free audiobooks, ebooks and magazines, plus new self-publishing options.
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Platinum looking to self-publish two new lower-budget games

It's true that Platinum has never self-published any IPs – Bayonetta is owned by Sega, The Wonderful 101 is Nintendo's, while the cancelled Scalebound still lies with Microsoft. The Hollywood IPs mentioned are likely Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers, both Platinum games that were
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Capital-Journal publisher Zach Ahrens to leave Topeka

Zach Ahrens, president and publisher of The Topeka Capital-Journal since October 2015, is leaving Topeka to become general manager of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc., which publishes the Jefferson City News Tribune, Fulton Sun, California Democrat and HER Magazine. He will be based in
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Publishing Company of Tom Petty, Neil Young and More Suing Spotify for $1.6B Over Copyright …

Spotify continues to deal with a barrage of lawsuits over the past year, with the latest coming in the form of a copyright accusation coming from Wixen Music Publishing, who claim that the music streaming giant has been using songs from the likes of Tom Petty, Neil Young and more without appropriate
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Romance author: 'Fiction writing subsidies should go to local journalists'

Jilly Cooper spoke out after Arts Council England revealed it is intending to begin discussions with the government about the possible introduction of a tax relief for independent book publishers. Mrs Cooper worked as a journalist at the Middlesex Independent between 1957 and 1959, before going on to
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Aitken Alexander launches creative writing scholarship with Birkbeck

Literary agency Aitken Alexander Associates is to create a new scholarship in Creative Writing for students at Birkbeck, University of London, in a bid to “find and nurture” literary talent from groups underrepresented in publishing. The award, which will support two part-time students over the next four
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The Best Games I Played in 2017

I saw it on the 'top sellers' list with good reviews and pulled the trigger after watching the trailer. Do you love turtling up in RTS games? Building walls and turrets and watching enemies smash into them like a brick wall? Me too. They Are Billions is the RTS designed for us. You start off with a Command
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Yiwugou.com supported the 2017 Bingwang China Commodities City Good Design Contest

All entries were best sellers and trend setters on the Yiwu Market, including the bright-color silica-gel tote which came onto the market in Oct. 2016 and found a good sale in Italy with an annual volume of RMB 10 million; and the tech-inspired Smart Cloud Pillow which made advanced technologies a
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Column: 10 ways to find peace this year

Most of us enter the new year wishing for peace on Earth but realize our world peace-making powers are frustratingly limited. Let's narrow our lens and focus on a few things we can do to bring more peace into our lives and the lives of those around us. I bet the ripple effect will be felt throughout our
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Bayonetta Developer Platinum Games Want to Self-Publish Original IPs

Platinum Games producer and head of development, Atsushi Inaba, has shared that the studio is currently working on its own original IP and are interested in the idea of self-publishing. In an interview with Game Informer Inaba said, “Up until now, obviously we've worked on original IPs for a wide variety
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Steve Bannon Said Some Explosive Stuff About The Trump White House In A New Book

The book, which is set for a Jan. 9 release, is based on more than 200 interviews with the president and members of his senior staff. The Guardian said it obtained a copy from a bookseller in New England, and published some of Bannon's fiery quotes. Wolff's publishers and Bannon did not respond to
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Can Spotify Survive This $1.6 Billion Music Publisher Lawsuit?

Spotify continues to outpace Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple Music in the battle for streaming music dominance. But as Spotify gets closer to launching its expected IPO, it has hit a major bump in the road. The bad news isn't about subscribers, it's about the music it streams. Spotify is being sued by
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Outskirts Press Offers No-Charge Shipping on Author Copies in January

Outskirts Press Offers No-Charge Shipping on Author Copies in January Outskirts Press – rated by Top Consumer Reviews as the No. 1-rated self-publishing company – has announced that its authors will receive free shipping on orders of 50 or more books in the continental United States during the
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Samuel is the Express Youth of the Year 2017

Ultimately it was this attitude and his will to pursue his secondary school education that led him to ace the dreaded examination. Samuel gained 91 marks in English language, 15 in creative writing and 54 in mathematics. He scored equal or higher than 69 per cent of the boys who wrote the examination.
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Why LinkedIn Should Be The Top Social Media Platform For Influencers In 2018

The biggest change that LinkedIn saw was in terms of content creation, as LinkedIn was never considered a primary content publishing channel before. After the integration of Pulse — an online news aggregation feed within LinkedIn designed for members to share self-published content with their
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Toni McEuen retires from the USPS

Karen Todd, acting Postmaster of Hayden and Winkelman Post Offices, reads a letter of appreciation for Toni McEuen's years of service. Residents of Hayden and Winkelman will no longer see the smiling face of Toni McEuen when they go to the Post Office. After more than 10 years serving in the
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LibraryBub Reveals its January Listing of Leading Books from the Independent Publishing Sector

LibraryBub is delighted to assist librarians with the process of identifying high-quality books from the independent publishing sector. This month's selection of outstanding titles by self-publishing authors is revealed below. Included among them are many that have received awards within the sector.
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A grateful fool rushes in to Miami's nascent folk scene

“I do think there are two sides of my personality that need expressing — the logical and concrete and the creative and the abstract,” he says. “I found that I was doing all logical and concrete and that led to this explosion of creative writing. I was a canary in a bird cage in a sense. I wrote pretty much all the
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Victoria Lambton

Victoria Lambton is a junior at Northern Illinois University, where she is pursuing a major in English with minors in Spanish and Professional Communications and a certificate in Creative Writing. While at NIU, she has been involved with the blog at The Northern Star. She also has been a member of the
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